Vanburn Holder

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Vanburn Holder
Personal information
Full name Vanburn Alonzo Holder
Born (1945-10-10) 10 October 1945 (age 69)
Deans Village, Saint Michael, Barbados
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut 12 June 1969 v England
Last Test 2 February 1979 v India
ODI debut 5 September 1973 v England
Last ODI 12 April 1978 v Australia
Domestic team information
Years Team
1966–1978 Barbados
1968–1980 Worcestershire
1985–1986 Orange Free State
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs FC LA
Matches 40 12 313 196
Runs scored 682 64 3,593 587
Batting average 14.20 12.80 12.97 7.93
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 1/4 0/0
Top score 42 30 122 35*
Balls bowled 9,095 681 55,593 9,342
Wickets 109 19 950 277
Bowling average 33.27 23.89 24.52 18.94
5 wickets in innings 3 1 38 3
10 wickets in match 0 0 3 0
Best bowling 6/28 5/50 7/40 6/33
Catches/stumpings 16/– 6/– 99/– 46/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 17 October 2010

Vanburn Alonzo Holder (born October 10, 1945) is a former West Indian cricketer who played in forty Tests and twelve ODIs from 1969 to 1979.

Holder played in the golden era of West Indian fast bowling. A fast-medium bowler, he bowled alongside the likes of Charlie Griffith and Wes Hall.

He debuted in the tour of England in 1969 and returned again in 1973 as part of an improving side which ended a 6 and a half year streak of not having won a Test series.

In 1974 he was part of Worcestershire's Championship winning side and earlier in the year he scored his only first class century, 122 for Barbados.

He took 6 for 39 in 1974–75 against India to help his side win the series. Eventually however he lost his place in the side as younger and faster bowlers were emerging.

Holder played more tests when leading players were playing World Series Cricket in 1977–78 and took 6 for 28 against Australia in Trinidad.

After retiring he was appointed as a first-class umpire in England in 1992.

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